About Us

Milk and Honey is a premium factual production company run by award-winning producer, Lucy Pilkington, primarily making programmes for leading UK broadcasters and SVODs.

Since launching in 2018, we’ve made a series of films for Channel 4 in the wake George Floyd’s death, a revisionist biography of Nobel Prize winner V.S.Naipaul, a campaigning documentary on female body image, and Stacey Dooley has helped us expose a new sex crime that’s affecting South Korea’s women. We are currently in production on a number of major projects including a landmark documentary series for BBC2 , and an artist-led documentary/performance hybrid. We are also in paid development on major documentary series for the BBC and a number of high-profile singles with Channel 4.

Our mission is to build a new kind of production community where filmmakers who frame the world through fresh eyes can thrive and grow.

Our vision is to tell stories about our rich and diverse world fearlessly, and with heart and soul.

The company is open to collaborations, and are currently working with broadcaster Afua HIrsch and her company Born In Me Productions. Together we aim to create the next generation of surprising, compelling factual content which remains true to Afua’s unique interests and sensibility. She is known for working sympathetically and collaboratively with high profile talent, and recent credits include Warrior Women with Lupita Nyong’o and Reggie Yates in Hollywood for BBC2.

Prior to launching Milk and Honey, Lucy Pilkington worked as an award-winning executive producer and creative director, most recently at Sugar Films, where she made the twice Grierson nominated Angry, White and American with Gary Younge, and the groundbreaking Bill Cosby: Fall Of An American Icon for BBC2. As Head of Factual at October Films, she created and executive produced the popular science format Outrageous Acts of Science which ran for 10 series on Discovery.

Prior to that, Lucy spent a successful decade as a factual commissioning editor for leading broadcasters, including Channel 4, where she commissioned 4 Rooms, The Food Hospital, 4thought.tv Virgin Media, where she created the Danny Dyer franchise, and BBC Worldwide.

She currently mentors young filmmakers, supporting the next generation of talent. Lucy is a lifelong campaigner for inclusion and diversity, and was the inaugural chair of the Royal Television Society’s Diversity committee.

She is a member of BAFTA.

Lucy has been appointed to the Edinburgh Television Advisory Committee.

Lucy Pilkington